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Storm causes minor power outages in Brownsville

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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 10:02 pm

Brownsville residents lost power in five instances and water in one instance from Friday to Monday, a Brownsville Public Utilities Board spokesman said.

“The weather conditions the city has faced the last few days have put stress on the electrical system,” spokesman Ryan Greenfeld said in an email. “As a consequence, there have been some outages where older infrastructure is in place.”

A palm frond hit a main cable late Monday afternoon causing the largest power outage, affecting 1,256 customs, Greenfeld said.

The outage occurred after 4 p.m. Power was restored before 6 p.m., he said.

Some 900 customers lost water service between 10 p.m. Sunday and just after midnight Monday due to emergency water break repairs.

Ten customers lost power from late Sunday morning until nearly 5 p.m. on Meadow Lane and Village Drive, he said.

In addition, 284 customers lost power from a little before 11 p.m. Friday until around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, and 15 to 20 customers lost power from 9 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.

Last Friday, about 40 customers lost power from 5:24 until 6:15 p.m., Greenfeld said.

BPUB did not experience any problems with wastewater service or lift stations, he said.

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